Origin of laudableClassical Latin laudabilis
The definition of laudable refers to something or someone who does the right thing or the morally proper action.
An example of laudable is a person who donates to charity and wants to save the world.
Deserving commendation; praiseworthy.
- laud′a·bil′i·ty laud′a·ble·ness
(comparative more laudable, superlative most laudable)
laud +"Ž -able
- His laudable desire to present a picture of the whole political situation at each important moment is fatal to the continuity of his narrative.
- Laudable, and the latest sources of the Pentateuch contain several such lists.
- With the laudable object of releasing Danish trade from the grinding yoke of the Hansa, and making Copenhagen the great emporium of the north, Christian had arbitrarily raised the Sound tolls and seized a number of Dutch ships which presumed to evade the tax.
- Instead of exasperating the demands of the peasants and workmen by repression and raising civil war between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, they drew a distinction between personal servitude, which was suppressed, and the rights of contract, which were to be redeemeda laudable but impossible distinction.
- With the laudable motive, therefore, of effecting improvement in horses, he gave the then large sum of 500 guineas for an Arab stallion which had been procured from Constantinople by a Mr Markham, since known as the " Markham Arabian."